Snow Sports

Coming Down the Pipe

1. Venture Divide 161TOURINGDitch the snowshoes and grab the Divide, a backcountry-poaching split board with a sustainably...

The Clown

If you find yourself injured and in ski patroller Dan Robichaud's sled, know this: Not only was the 33-year-old Squaw Valley's 2003 patroller of the year; he's a former wasabi-eating champion at...

The "It" Girl

Everyone in town knows Michelle Parker (pictured with Dan Robichaud and Amber, Sugar Bowl's two-year-old avalanche-rescue dog), and not just because she was the tomboy who grew up following...

Stowe Mountain Lodge

It has all the prerequisites of a snug New England abode: a timber-and-glass exterior, a wood fire in the lobby, and views of Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak. But at this 139-room lodge, opening...

The Sky Lodge

Sure, it's got all the amenities you look for in a five-star resort—private decks with cedar hot tubs, 400-thread-count sheets, and wet bars in each of its 22 condos—but the lodge, opening a...

Hotel Terra

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort will turn a shade greener next month when Hotel Terra, a LEED-certified property with 72 rooms and suites, opens in Teton Village, 50 steps from the new tram. The...

Fast and Steady

1. Völkl TigersharkCARVINGWith the Tigershark, the German manufacturer introduces "Power Switch technology," spring-loaded...

The Universal Setup

The Marker Duke binding changes everything. Until now, alpine-touring bindings—the heels release into a walk mode for ascending on climbing skins—compromised performance on the...

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